HOLIDAY STUNNER

MPT x Natalie in the City

I'll admit, I usually never dress up too much for the holidays, but this year was the first time I've truly embraced holiday patterns, trends, and a festive wardrobe. And I've actually had a blast doing it... 

PLUS SIZE BRAND TO KNOW: MAREE POUR TOI

MPT x Fashion Love Letters
Hey all and happy Monday! Hope you all had an amazing weekend! Only took me about 3 hours to post this… that WordPress update was seriously a killer! Quick tip: the plugin “classic editor” will take your WordPress editor back to what you are used it, in case you prefer the old editor!
I am always in search of newer brands, especially brands that give plus size and curvy women more options! I had been reached out to by a newer brand in the summer, and I will be honest with you, I was not sure about it at first. It can be so tough to filter through brands and see which ones really may work for me.
So, after seeing another friend post about the clothing, I figured I would give it a shot and see what the hype was all about!... 

MARÉE POUR TOI: A NEW BRAND TO ADD TO YOU LIST!

Emy Needs A Raincoat X Marée Pour Toi
A few months ago, a representative from a brand contacted me to see if I would be interested in a partnership. All I knew was that this brand was called Marée Pour Toi, and that it was an American plus size fashion brand. Uh.. YES!! I would love to start a partnership with a start up brand because it’s all so exciting! To be there from the very first moment, to see before everyone else their collection, to test and review their clothes without being influenced by others comments.. Ahh! I love it! A primeur!!
I saw a couple items on their Instagram, but it was so new that their website was still under construction at the time.. The representative was very nice, and a couple days later she sent me their collections sketches and asked me with outfits I preferred. It was the first time I saw a sketches from a brand...

An Unstoppable Jumpsuit

Natalie in the city x Maree Pour Toi
I can do anything...as long as I'm wearing this jumpsuit. No joke, I transform when I wear this piece. I'm happy, confident, and I'm even patient—which is hard for me. For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you know how much I rely on clothing and fashion to channel confidence in the workplace, at blog events, and in my day-to-day life. And I'm ecstatic to add another piece to my wardrobe that I know will put me on cloud 9. It's almost like magic, and isn't it funny that this jumpsuit is named just that?

BRAND TO KNOW: NEW PLUS LABEL MARÉE POUR TOI

I have definitely had a lot of questions lately about what to wear to the office. While I do live in LA and things are a little more on the casual side here, (ahem, work from home attire anyone?) most of you have been looking for chic, well-made styles that will carry you from the office to after work events. As a former corporate babe, I know all too well how hard it can be to find contemporary, high end, stylish pieces above a size 10.  So, you can imagine my excitement when a new plus size brand, Marée Pour Toi,  reached out to me to review their collection.
You may may have seen them at the Curvycon or noticed them on Instagram but the inaugural collection that just launched online features an exclusive selection of modern staples with a stylish edge. I was pleasantly surprised to see a large collection online with not just one or two pieces I would love to wear BUT SEVERAL!  Examples are…

Marée Pour Toi – Six Looks From the New Plus Size Label

Marée Pour Toi x Jamie JeTaime
In early September, I went to NYC for NYFW and CurvyCon (did you see my look featured on InStyle for NYFW?!!)). I also had the opportunity to try on Marée Pour Toi clothing before their online store was up and running and get to know the label. I also went to a pop-up shop hosted by your favorite #inthefittingroom style guide, Curvily. Keep reading and scrolling because I chose my 6 favorite looks to photograph with my favorite visual collaborator, Kevin Deel.
I consider myself well versed in all things plus fashion. However I had an epiphany when trying on clothes in an office at the Marée Pour Toi headquarters. It goes like this …

Designer Marée Pour Toi Plus Size Line Serves Up Chic Styles For Work & Play

Marée Pour Toi x Stylish Curves
Alright ladies, get excited because their is a new for you to shop. Marée Pour Toi is the latest designer to launch a plus size line that caters to women sizes 12-24. We first heard about Marée Pour Toi plus size line via Instagram. The brand partnered up with various plus size influencers during fashion week. They even hosted a launch party with Sarah Chiwaya from Curvily.
This month, the designer brand debuted their official collection and website. We checked it out and found there are a slew of chic …

Marée Pour Toi - The Plus Sized Fashion Brand That Gets It

Maree Pour Toi x The Curvy Trini
There were a lot of fashion firsts for me in terms of the looks I wore this weekend to the CURVYcon thanks to Marée Pour Toi.
I was hesitant when Melanie the stylist started pulling button down blouses and strapless rompers for  me to try on because, well, plain talk, bad manners I have big boobs.
Shockingly, her selections expanded my curvy girl fashion horizons.

Stripes and Silk: A Sneak Peek of New Plus Label Marée Pour Toi

Marée Pour Toi x Sarah @Curvily
I am always so excited to see new brands launching in plus.  There are still so many major gaps in the market, especially in the higher end contemporary space (i.e. brands like Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, and Rag & Bone).  So when I spotted new plus size label Maree Pour Toi on Instagram, I was immediately curious.